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Kelly Services Senior Chemical Development Scientist - Organic Synthesis and Scale-up Exp in Charles City, Iowa

Scientist - Senior Scientist Chemical Development

We are seeking a Senior Scientist who shares the values and principles that characterize who we are and how we work. Are you ready to join a world-class team?

Position Summary: The Senior Scientist will lead and assist with efforts in developing synthetic pathways and manufacturing processes toward new high value added pharmaceutical intermediates and bulk pharmaceutical drugs. This hands-on position will involve approximately 70 bench work with the remainder involved in results reporting, team collaboration, bench to pilot plant process Technology transferal and pilot plant support work.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Leading and Assisting with the development of synthetic pathways and manufacturing processes toward new high value added pharmaceutical intermediates and bulk pharmaceutical drugs

  • Planning and executing laboratory research including kilo lab scale work

  • Participate on cross functional project teams within Research and Development and across the Company

  • Assume leadership roles for process development and plant support as needed and appropriate

  • Utilizing professional concepts to contribute to the development of Company concepts and principles and to achieve objectives in a creative and effective manner


  • PhD in Organic Chemistry or similar with 5 or more years of industrial experience in multi-step organic synthesis and process implementation.

  • Masters in Organic Chemistry or similar with 10 or more years of industrial experience and proven command of multi-step synthesis of small molecule APIs would be considered

  • Operational knowledge of analytical instrumentation such as HPLC, GC, NMR required

  • Strong command of chemical literature is required

  • Good project management skills required

  • Familiarity with high potency APIs and controlled substance handling a plus

  • Familiarity with Empower a plus

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment a plus

  • Familiarity with compliance requirements within cGMP, safety and regulatory environments

  • The ability to solve extremely complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables

  • Ability to work in a highly independent and self-directed work environment.

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.